History Franchise / MonsterHigh

9th Dec '17 11:02:36 AM Storygirl000
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The dolls have been noted for their unique concept and high doll quality, highly articulated bodies, individual face molds and unique body sculpts for a great deal of the characters -- an impressive feat considering '''50+''' [[Main/LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters of them]] have come along since the series' beginnings. (Create-A-Monster, Inner Monster, and a 17" tall customizable doll are examples of kits which allow for the more hands-on fans to create their own beastly besties.) A 4-book series of tie-in novels was written by ''Literature/TheClique'' writer Lisi Harrison, followed by the ''Ghoulfriends Forever'' series by Gitty Daneshvari, and two graphic novels written by Heather Nuhfer and illustrated by Josh Howard and Kellee Riley. The series' first Halloween special aired on Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} on October 31, 2010 and has been followed by others ever since. Currently the franchise is expanded upon via a series of CGI DirectToVideo movies (excepting ''13 Wishes'' and ''Welcome to Monster High'', which had brief theatrical runs). A live action movie was initially confirmed for fall 2016 with Film/TheDuff director Ari Sandel before [[http://variety.com/2015/film/news/the-girl-on-the-train-release-date-emily-blunt-1201663358/ being removed from the slate indefinitely.]]

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The dolls have been noted for their unique concept and high doll quality, highly articulated bodies, individual face molds and unique body sculpts for a great deal of the characters -- an impressive feat considering '''50+''' [[Main/LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters of them]] have come along since the series' beginnings. (Create-A-Monster, Inner Monster, and a 17" tall customizable doll are examples of kits which allow for the more hands-on fans to create their own beastly besties.) A 4-book series of tie-in novels was written by ''Literature/TheClique'' writer Lisi Harrison, followed by the ''Ghoulfriends Forever'' series by Gitty Daneshvari, and two graphic novels written by Heather Nuhfer and illustrated by Josh Howard and Kellee Riley. The series' first Halloween special aired on Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} on October 31, 2010 and has been followed by others ever since. Currently the franchise is expanded upon via a series of CGI DirectToVideo movies (excepting ''13 Wishes'' and ''Welcome to Monster High'', which had brief theatrical runs). A live action movie was initially confirmed for fall 2016 with Film/TheDuff ''Film/TheDuff'' director Ari Sandel before [[http://variety.com/2015/film/news/the-girl-on-the-train-release-date-emily-blunt-1201663358/ being removed from the slate indefinitely.]]



''Franchise/EverAfterHigh'' is a fairy-tale spinoff set in the same universe. While the two have had subtle crossovers, all plans to unite the two franchises were canned with the 2016 reboot of ''Monster High''. Fair warning: tropes for both pre and post-reboot are listed.

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''Franchise/EverAfterHigh'' is a fairy-tale spinoff set in the same universe. While the two have had subtle crossovers, all plans to unite the two franchises were canned with the 2016 reboot of ''Monster High''. However, the two franchises finally crossed over with the book "[[https://www.amazon.com/Monster-High-Ever-After-Legend/dp/0316352829 The Legend of Shadow High]]".

Fair warning: tropes for both pre and post-reboot are listed.
8th Oct '17 6:48:48 PM Twiddler
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* GeniusBonus: In "Frightday the 13th", when bad luck is striking everywhere, a horseshoe hanging over a door being Heath is rattled by the passing of panicking students. Heath notices it get flipped so it's pointing up, as if it's about to fall on him, but it just flips back so it's pointing down. He breathes a sigh of relief, only for a crowd to rush out of the door, running over him. According to superstition, a horseshoe on a door pointing up brings good luck, but if it's pointing down, the luck is lost.
8th Oct '17 6:48:09 PM Twiddler
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* [[BeachEpisode Beach Line]]: 2011 line Gloom Beach, 2012 line Skull Shores, 2013 line Make A Splash, and 2015 line Ghouls' Getaway. As this is a kids' show, these lines aren't really fanservice-oriented like other examples of the trope but stick more to fashion exploration; this is most noticeable in Ghouls' Getaway, where Jinafire, Spectra, and Purrsephone forgo swimwear entirely for casual sundresses and elaborate island looks.

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* [[BeachEpisode BeachEpisode: Beach Line]]: line: 2011 line Gloom Beach, 2012 line Skull Shores, 2013 line Make A Splash, and 2015 line Ghouls' Getaway. As this is a kids' show, these lines aren't really fanservice-oriented like other examples of the trope but stick more to fashion exploration; this is most noticeable in Ghouls' Getaway, where Jinafire, Spectra, and Purrsephone forgo swimwear entirely for casual sundresses and elaborate island looks.



* [[GagPerDayWebcomics Gag A Day Webseries]]: Volume 1 and 3 of the webisodes.

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* [[GagPerDayWebcomics Gag A Day Webseries]]: GagPerDayWebcomics: Web series, rather. Volume 1 and 3 of the webisodes.



* GeniusBonus: In "Frightday the 13th", when bad luck is striking everywhere, a horseshoe hanging over a door being Heath is rattled by the passing of panicking students. Heath notices it get flipped so it's pointing up, as if it's about to fall on him, but it just flips back so it's pointing down. He breathes a sigh of relief, only for a crowd to rush out of the door, running over him. According to superstition, a horseshoe on a door pointing up brings good luck, but if it's pointing down, the luck is lost.



* MerchandiseDriven: A Mattel, Netflix, and App Store/Google Play store mainstay.
** [[TropesAreNotBad They're not wrong. These things are]] ''selling''.

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* MerchandiseDriven: A Mattel, Netflix, and App Store/Google Play store mainstay.
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mainstay. [[TropesAreNotBad They're not wrong. These things are]] ''selling''.



* [[VegetarianVampire Vegan Vampire]]: Draculaura is one of the few genuine articles. She doesn't drink blood at ''all'' to the point she even faints at the mention of it, subsisting on fresh fruits and veggies and lots of iron supplements. Although in ''Boo York, Boo York'', she lamented the Gala's dearth of ''crab rolls''. Must've been a cheat day. This is averted by Elissabat, whose stance on blood is unclear, but she has no inhibitions about including blood themes in her outfits.

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* [[VegetarianVampire Vegan Vampire]]: VegetarianVampire: Draculaura is one of the few genuine articles. She doesn't drink blood at ''all'' to the point she even faints at the mention of it, subsisting on fresh fruits and veggies and lots of iron supplements. Although in ''Boo York, Boo York'', she lamented the Gala's dearth of ''crab rolls''. Must've been a cheat day. This is averted by Elissabat, whose stance on blood is unclear, but she has no inhibitions about including blood themes in her outfits.
8th Oct '17 2:59:12 AM Pfff133
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** In the reboot's main group, we have:

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** In **In the reboot's main group, we have:



*** TheLeader: Venus McFlytrap, who takes experience from her background as an older sister and rarely loses her cool.
*** TheLancer: Rochelle, who follows the gargoyle code and often buts heads with Venus over the right approach.
*** TheSmartGuy: Cy, who's very knowledgeable and level-headed.
*** TheBigGuy: Wydowna, who with her multitude of arms and past as TheDragon greatly boosts the team.
*** TheChick: Robecca, who is the most non-threatening of the group and in a relation with Cy.

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*** TheLeader: Venus McFlytrap, ***TheLeader: Venus, who takes experience from her background as an older sister and rarely loses her cool.
*** TheLancer: ***TheLancer: Rochelle, who follows the gargoyle code and often buts heads with Venus over the right approach.
*** TheSmartGuy: ***TheSmartGuy: Cy, who's very knowledgeable and level-headed.
*** TheBigGuy: ***TheBigGuy: Wydowna, who with her multitude of arms and past as TheDragon greatly boosts the team.
*** TheChick: ***TheChick: Robecca, who is the most non-threatening of the group and in a relation with Cy.
8th Oct '17 2:58:15 AM Pfff133
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* FiveManBand: In the reboot's main group, we have:
** TheLeader: Draculaura, who incites the creation of MH.
** TheLancer: Clawdeen, the creative force of the group.
** TheSmartGuy: Frankie, who is a mad scientist at heart and very familiar with technology.
** TheBigGuy: Cleo, who provides the power and prestige of the group.
** TheChick: Lagoona, the mildest and gentlest personality.
** TheSixthRanger: Skelita, who is marketed as one of the main characters in many spinoff merchandise lines, but isn't actually a main character.

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* FiveManBand: In FiveManBand:
**In
the reboot's main group, we have:
** *** TheLeader: Draculaura, who incites the creation of MH.
** *** TheLancer: Clawdeen, the creative force of the group.
** *** TheSmartGuy: Frankie, who is a mad scientist at heart and very familiar with technology.
** *** TheBigGuy: Cleo, who provides the power and prestige of the group.
** *** TheChick: Lagoona, the mildest and gentlest personality.
** *** TheSixthRanger: Either Skelita, who is marketed as one of the main characters in many spinoff merchandise lines, but isn't actually a main character.character, or Ari, who was marketed as one of the main characters up to ''Electrified'' and then dropped.
** In the ''Ghoulfriends'' books, we have:
***TheLeader: Venus McFlytrap, who takes experience from her background as an older sister and rarely loses her cool.
***TheLancer: Rochelle, who follows the gargoyle code and often buts heads with Venus over the right approach.
***TheSmartGuy: Cy, who's very knowledgeable and level-headed.
***TheBigGuy: Wydowna, who with her multitude of arms and past as TheDragon greatly boosts the team.
***TheChick: Robecca, who is the most non-threatening of the group and in a relation with Cy.
1st Oct '17 9:34:58 AM Pfff133
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* AlwaysIdenticalTwins: A pair of werecats[[note]]Purrsephone and Meowlody[[/note]], genies[[note]]Gigi Grant and her LivingShadow, Whisp[[/note]], hydras[[note]] Peri and Pearl, [[ConjoinedTwins conjoined]] sisters[[/note]], and even humans[[note]]Lilith's goons in ''Ghouls Rule''[[/note]].

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* AlwaysIdenticalTwins: A pair of werecats[[note]]Purrsephone and Meowlody[[/note]], vampires[[note]]Rose and Blanche Van Sangre[[/note]], genies[[note]]Gigi Grant and her LivingShadow, Whisp[[/note]], hydras[[note]] Peri and Pearl, [[ConjoinedTwins conjoined]] sisters[[/note]], and even humans[[note]]Lilith's goons in ''Ghouls Rule''[[/note]].
30th Sep '17 11:37:02 PM Twiddler
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* BowelBreakingBricks: In "Frightday the 13th", Nightmare the horse poops hot coals in fear.
29th Sep '17 11:33:44 AM Pfff133
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** Borderline jarring with characters who are the daughters of male figures who traditionally have wives. Not a word is spend on Psyche in relation to Cupid, on Amphitrite in relation to Posea, or on Mother Carey in relation to Dayna.

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** Borderline jarring with characters who are the daughters of male figures who traditionally have wives. Not a word is spend spent on Psyche in relation to Cupid, on Amphitrite in relation to Posea, or on Mother Carey in relation to Dayna.



* TheMovie: A live-action movie musical was being directed by the men behind ''Film/{{Hairspray}}'' and ''Film/{{Chicago}}''. Itís been described as "''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'' meets ''Film/{{Grease}}'' meets ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' meets ''Film/EdwardScissorhands''." Stuck in DevelopmentHell, until its cancellation. It will be released as "The Lost Movie" in storyboard form, with Draculaura and Clawdeen providing [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K-style commentary]] over it.

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* TheMovie: A live-action movie musical was being directed by the men behind ''Film/{{Hairspray}}'' and ''Film/{{Chicago}}''. Itís been described as "''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'' meets ''Film/{{Grease}}'' meets ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' meets ''Film/EdwardScissorhands''." Stuck in DevelopmentHell, until its cancellation. It will be released as "The Lost Movie" DevelopmentHell even though it's effectively cancelled for a good eternity; even now there are websites reporting a release in storyboard form, with Draculaura and Clawdeen providing [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K-style commentary]] over it.Late 2017!
29th Sep '17 11:30:33 AM Pfff133
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** The reboot's CGI animation is much cleaner and has fluid animation, dynamic lighting, and expressive character models you'd expect to see from a big-budget studio film, which is a vast improvement over the previous clunky CGI translations of the physical dolls.

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** The reboot's G2's CGI animation is much cleaner and defined than G1's and has fluid animation, dynamic lighting, and expressive character models you'd expect to see from a big-budget studio film, which is a vast improvement over the previous clunky CGI translations of the physical dolls.lighting.
29th Sep '17 11:27:52 AM Pfff133
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* AlwaysIdenticalTwins: A pair of werecats[[note]]Purrsephone and Meowlody[[/note]], genies[[note]]Gigi Grant and her LivingShadow, Whisp[[/note]], and hydras[[note]] Peri and Pearl, [[ConjoinedTwins conjoined]] sisters[[/note]].

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* AlwaysIdenticalTwins: A pair of werecats[[note]]Purrsephone and Meowlody[[/note]], genies[[note]]Gigi Grant and her LivingShadow, Whisp[[/note]], and hydras[[note]] Peri and Pearl, [[ConjoinedTwins conjoined]] sisters[[/note]].sisters[[/note]], and even humans[[note]]Lilith's goons in ''Ghouls Rule''[[/note]].
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